Skip to main navigation Skip to page content
Indiana University Northwest

Strategic Planning Committee


IU Northwest is more than a university. It’s a member of the community and an asset to its students. To help us better understand and serve the people of Northwest Indiana, we embarked on the Shared Vision project in 1999.

Shared Vision is a collaborative effort involving more than 800 members of the university community. Working together in small task forces, members have identified goals and actions that help create a unique identity and campus climate for IU Northwest. Some of the initiatives include:

  • Funding research that advances community health and well being
  • Creating classrooms that are conducive to teaching and learning
  • Recruiting faculty who are more reflective of the demographics of our student body

As a result of the Vision process, a Strategic Planning Team has been formed to further develop the strategic outcomes that will define IU Northwest by the year 2010. The team is comprised of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors and faculty and staff throughout the campus. Following are the Vision Outcomes:

2010 Vision Outcomes

1 IU Northwest’s value for academic excellence as defined by a love of ideas, and achievement and engagement in learning, scholarship, discovery, creativity, and service is clearly reflected in its performance, in its curricula, and in its recognition, reward, and tenure practices.
2 All academic programs and relevant support programs have implemented teaching and learning experiences that ensure they will prepare their 2014 graduates for lifelong learning, ethical practices, developing successful careers, and effective citizenship.
3 IU Northwest students, faculty, staff, and administrators value and demonstrate respect for each other, and support individual and campus community aspirations and growth.
4 IU Northwest demonstrates fiscal responsibility and flexibility in collaborative ways to sustain excellence in its programs and services, and to respond to new opportunities for funding or programs that support the Vision.
5 IU Northwest sets priorities and allocates resources to academically excellent programs and services that clearly foster sustainable regional vitality and/or cultural discovery and learning.
6 Campus decisions, including the allocation of resources, follow and support applicable IU Northwest student-centered principles.
7 IU Northwest successfully collaborates and cooperates in the seven counties it serves on issues relating to sustainable regional vitality and cultural discovery and learning.
8 IU Northwest is a recognized leader in northwest Indiana in using technology to support excellence in learning, scholarship, and student services.

To follow our progress, click on the Strategic Planning tab and find out how you can get involved to help IU Northwest achieve our 2010 Strategic Outcomes. For archived information on the Shared Vision process and Strategic Planning click on the Archive tab.